ILLUMINATION
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ILLUMINATION

John Gilli, A Swiss Migrant in California

Old family picture

“1854, legend had it that gold had been found in California, lots of it, so much, so that one had only to bend down to pick it up in the street in unlimited quantities. If only this had been true. At least that’s what we thought, young fools, that we were.

Living conditions in our mountain valley in southeastern Switzerland were very difficult. Families were large, and food was scarce. We…

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Pierre Matile

Pierre Matile

Author of the “Dictatorship of the Expert Systems”